This powerful, autobiographical novel by a Nobel Prize-winning author made literary history when it was first published in 1890. A modern classic about a penniless, unemployed young writer, the book paints an unforgettable portrait of a man driven to the edge of self-destruction by forces beyond his control.
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
I want this book so bad! The amazing, best-selling exploration of world myth and the individual soul's development that has changed millions of lives and was the focus of the recent Bill Moyers special on PBS. In this book Campbell reveals the basis of the monomyth theory which deeply influences the mythologic and folkloric studies.